Turning a 50 acre cash crop farm back to a wildflower bee sanctuary and business. Join me as I explain each week what we are doing and why we are bee "helpers" and not bee keepers. The name change on February 25, 2024, is reflected in the science that for me makes most sense. The goal is to listen to all aspects of beekeeping and to be an open and honest place for everyone to share their experience. The focus for our work and research continues to be on the conversion of the 50 acre farm back to nature and the re-wilding of lands in Nova Scotia. Treatment Free best describes what we are doing. Best to make that clear despite the usual backlash. Bee well.
Name Change Explanation and What do Your Bees have to Eat
Bee's are often placed for reasons that have nothing to do with the food available within a 2 mile circumfrence of their home. Maybe this idea could help?
Mite Grooming in February?
Something strange is going on in the hive. Bees are carrying out some objects that look like mites. I discuss this rare event as well as updates on the model to predict hive survival or failure.
February and 70 Degrees In Canada
What impact will this have on the bees and I look at planning hives for this year.
7th Generation Beekeeping
Some 900 or so years ago, Aborginal cultures began making decisions based on the outcome that would impact their people and planet, some 7 generations into the future. The 7th Generation Principle has been interpreted many different ways since then. Can we adapt this wise Principle to Beekeeping?
Do we Really Need Queen Excluders?
As I prepare for this coming year, I wonder if queen excluders are harmful or helpful to bees. I know they seem to help with the honey harvest. What are your thoughts?
Should you Winter Feed Your Bees?
It can be a tough decision if you think your bees are running out of food because of the cold weather. What should we do?